Texas Border Protection officers seize over $50M in meth being smuggled into US

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 11/02/2021
Border Protection officers in Texas busted an American citizen attempting to haul $1.5 million in methamphetamine into the U.S. last week, just days after intercepting a Mexican national smuggling 1.2 tons – or $48 million – of the illicit drug, authorities said.

The latest seizure happened on Thursday at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville when a 44-year-old woman applied for entry into the U.S., U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.

The woman, a U.S. citizen from Brownsville, was driving a 2008 Ford pickup. During an inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered 24 packages hidden inside the truck. 

The packages contained 76.5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine – an estimated street value of $1,530,874, the agency said.
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